Category: Media Release

New Study To Shine Light On Victorian Gambling

The Andrews Labor Government is funding a major new study into gambling and health that will help prevent and reduce gambling harm in the future. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced that the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will provide $1 million to CQUniversity to undertake research into emerging gambling products, consumer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Giving Pascoe Vale Kids The School Facilities They Deserve

Students in Pascoe Vale will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $3 million to fund the first stages of upgrades at Pascoe […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Northern Metropolitan Region

Reforms Supporting Drivers And Passengers

The Labor Government will provide further support to Victoria’s taxi operators by slashing their TAC costs under changes designed to ensure a level and fairer playing field with other commercial passenger vehicles. From 1 July, the changes will cut the annual TAC premium for taxis from $2586.10 to $510.40 in metropolitan Melbourne – a saving […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Judge Appointed To The Supreme Court

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Melinda Richards SC as a judge of the Supreme Court. Ms Richards has been Crown Counsel for Victoria since 2015, where she has advised and appeared for the Victorian Government on a wide range of matters. She also assisted the Government by participating in two major […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New VCAT President Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Michelle Quigley as the new President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Justice Quigley was appointed to the Supreme Court in December last year and is the first woman to be appointed as the President of VCAT. Prior to her Supreme […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

A New Lara Prison: Building A Strong Corrections System

Our state’s prisons will be more secure than ever before, with new plans to strengthen Victoria’s corrections system. To help keep our state safe, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $689.5 million to build a new 700 bed maximum-security men’s prison at the Lara Prison Precinct. The expansion, which will be around double the size […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Kicking Goals For Grassroots Sport In Williamstown

Local sports clubs and facilities in Williamstown will share in the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today to announce $2.1 million to upgrade local sports facilities at both Bayside College Paisley and Williamstown […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Listening And Delivering In The Mallee

People living and working in the Mallee are invited to register to attend this year’s Regional Assembly, to be held in Kerang on 31 May. The Regional Assemblies began in 2016 and are the cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its nine Regional Partnerships. In 2017, more than 2,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Ministers, Northern Victoria Region

Station Construction Underway On The Metro Tunnel

Construction has started on the new North Melbourne station – one of five new underground stations being built as part of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan made the announcement at the site of the new station, where construction started today. Dozens of workers will this week start preparing to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Kicking Goals In The Early Years Reading Game

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging parents to read more books with their young children to inspire a love of reading and set them up for success later in life. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years, which encourages reading to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education